Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Yukata


YUKATA is the japanese summer cotton kimono. People wearing yukata is very common in Japan at fireworks displays, bon-odori festivals, and other summer events.


According to our tour guide, only onsen (hot spring) hotels allow their guests to wear yukata and walk around. You can't simply wear yukata when you are staying in normal hotel!


We stayed in five different hotels every night during our trip, meaning every morning we checked out and checked in another hotel in the evening.


Noboribetsu onsen is one of the most popular hot springs in Hokkaido.We stayed in Mahoroba Hotel tonight, a four star hotel this hot spring area.


The word “mahoroba” means “paradise” in Japanese. Ok, it's photo time! You just need to relax, unwind and enjoy!


Noboribetsu  (1)
Magnificent hotel lobby


Noboribetsu  (2)
Our japanese-style room, super comfy with some free snacks and green tea too!


Noboribetsu  (3)
Basically almost all the hotels have the same size and same design of washrooms, which are very very clean.


Noboribetsu  (4)
Tatami bed


Noboribetsu  (5)
And this was the yukata provided by the hotel!


DINNER TIME!

We had a buffet dinner at hotel.

Let's see what they served!


Noboribetsu  (6)


Noboribetsu  (7)


Noboribetsu  (8)
OMG! My favourite CRAB!!!


Noboribetsu  (9)


Noboribetsu  (10)
The most famous kegani (hairy crab). The meat was so wonderfully smooth and soft but a bit tasteless.


Noboribetsu  (11)
Mouth-watering desserts


Noboribetsu  (12)
Then I conquered the tarabagani (red king crab)


Noboribetsu  (13)
Holding red king crab while eating the zuwaigani (snow crab)......  See my can't-wait-to-finish-all face!


Noboribetsu  (14)
Left only the shell


Noboribetsu  (15)
It's GAME TIME!!!


Noboribetsu  (16)


Noboribetsu  (17)
Pachinko slot machines


Noboribetsu  (18)
Sticker photo!!!


We went for a street walk after the dinner to explore what they had in Noboribetsu area.


Noboribetsu  (19)
The street was beautiful!


Noboribetsu  (19a)


Noboribetsu  (20)
Souvenir shop


Noboribetsu  (21)
Sake shop


Noboribetsu  (22)


Noboribetsu  (23)
Crabs in a small market


Noboribetsu  (24)
Fubari rock melon


Noboribetsu  (25)
Many tourists wearing yukata and walked on the street too!!!


Noboribetsu  (26)


Can't get enough of yukata?

Continue scrolling down!



DSC06818ba


DSC06816b


DSC06822b


DSC06839b


Playing with the soft focus filter of my camera.... so dreamy!

P8210138b


P8210139b


P8210132b


P8210121b


P8210137b


Other Hokkaido posts:

Onuma Lake 大沼湖
Crowning Glory of Hakodate
Hakodate Highlights
Hakodate 函館


20 comments:

  1. wonderful trip u had!!!!
    the crabs look sooo yummy yummy~

    ReplyDelete
  2. Argh... Crabs!!!

    U look like a dolly in yukata, Japanese dolly, cos u hv really round eyes and cute straight bangs.

    ReplyDelete
  3. You look so cute in the yukata! Hehe! I got one set of yukata too! :P

    ReplyDelete
  4. oh i miss kegani!!!! used to go to the eat all you can restaurant for crabs in both osaka and also sapporo!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  5. u're looking cute & pretty. Btw, where did u get the straw bag.? lovely.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Yvon S: I bought it from http://minimaos.com

    ReplyDelete
  7. u looked like model so kawaii...
    the crab is big and looked so nice...i wish i can go my honeymoon on JApan too

    ReplyDelete
  8. WOW you went to japan!

    ReplyDelete
  9. can wear yukata walking around?so q...hairy crab is terrible n horible...hehe..for me, i cant eat...

    ReplyDelete
  10. wahhhhh~! tat really enjoy!!
    coOL u look pretty in yukata~! hehe

    ReplyDelete
  11. Nice ryokan! It's one of my life goals to stay in one wth. Must have been fun, food looks nice, shop looks nice, everything looks so nice. T_T The pink yukata suits you very well too ^^

    ReplyDelete
  12. you r so cute when wearing Yukata, they provided two Yukatas for u? and u can choose the design or they fixed it already?

    ReplyDelete
  13. Nice look in kimono :)

    ReplyDelete
  14. 我是贝比@baby: They only provided one. So we couldn't choose.

    ReplyDelete
  15. these pics are sumptuous! makes me wan to go there too

    ReplyDelete
  16. Nice!! A dream holiday for all!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Great your dream come true. And thanks for visiting my blog too.
    (^_^)/~

    ReplyDelete
  18. yummy yummy for the foods!!~~

    u so kawaii neh~~~~xoxo~~~~

    ReplyDelete
  19. u had a great fun in japan. Looks nice in yukata...

    ReplyDelete
  20. You look cute in the yukata!

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts with Thumbnails